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Supports Juenemann

  To the editor: Angie Juenemann, my good friend and a life-long Ennis resident, is running for mayor of Ennis. I have had the privilege of working with Angie on several projects, including the new Ennis Public Theatre, and I can vouch for her leadership and follow-through! This woman gets things done! I am continually […]

Roe anniversary serves as reminder

To the Editor: We are reminded again of the horrible sin of abortion. It is an ongoing reminder since Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wadethat it was legal for a woman to have an abortion at any stage of development, all the way through nine months of pregnancy. Except, […]

Contention within city is good

To the editor: Since 2000, the City of Ennis population has grown roughly 17.5%. Since 2002, City of Ennis expenditures have grown by more than 67%. These numbers are based on data collected from city-data.com and the budgets presented to the public by the City of Ennis. The numbers do not include the expenditures of […]

Ennis is poised for success

To the editor: I want to congratulate the city and the commission on appointing a new city manager – Scott Dixon.  Ennis has seen two city managers in the past 34 years. The average tenure for a city manager in Texas is three to five years, according to Chris Hartung, who the city hired as a consultant. Mr. Hartung has been helping cities across Texas fill vacancies for […]

Replace radical commissioners at election

I first want to congratulate Dr. Kinze for appearing before the commission . I find that all who actually know what is happening in this city agrees with him. A few months ago most everyone was really excited with the progress of the city and all the new programs that was started, and with the […]

President is right about troops on the ground

  In this opinion column the writer states several things that America (USA) is good at. I believe we should not overlook what we are not good at. We get very low marks on helping rebuild the infrastructure of a country after the troops are gone. The money it takes to build hospitals, repair utility […]

Who’s On First?

To the Editor: I am writing to express my displeasure with the treatment I received at the Ennis City Commission meeting on Monday night.  During my attempt to speak about my concerns with the Economic Development Corporation agenda items I was cut off and the Mayor spoke condescendingly to me, making me feel like I was a […]

Corporate Farming: Who Owns the World’s Seeds? 

This summer, agrochemical, biotechnology, and seed giant Monsanto dropped their bid to acquire their Switzerland-based competitor Syngenta. Initial merger serenades were sternly rebuffed by Syngenta, and Monsanto’s interest turned into a $46.5 billion hostile takeover.   Monsanto had no fear of backlash from U.S. antitrust officials. And there’s the rub, the reason a failed merger […]

Oncor sale raises red flags for 3 million ratepayers

By Bob Jackson AARP Texas The Texas Public Utility Commission has a new opportunity – and maybe even a moral obligation – to protect the state’s utility customers from a very dangerous deal. On Sept. 29, a group of investors filed with the PUC to take over Oncor, the largest electricity delivery company in the […]

Thoughts on the Recent Republican House Drama

Dear Editor: Brian Babin is the only member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas who is also a member of the Freedom Caucus. This conservative network of House members is at the center of the controversy involving the retirement of John Boehner, the removal by Kevin McCarthy of his name for election […]

Update to article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park

Dear Editor: I’m happy to share with readers some clarifying information regarding my article on Old City Lake/Kiwanis Park (“A day in the park,” Oct. 11).  Former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton contacted me about the island mentioned in the piece, and this is what he had to say about it:  See the letter in […]

What to do with those kids?

Why are we victimizing these young men? They are not the victims here. They made a choice. See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Solution for marriage law

Senator Rand Paul’s advice that government should not be involved in marriage at all seems to have become very realistic and pressing, with the unjust tyranny of five Supreme Court justices, and how it has forced many public servants to be in jeopardy of their First Amendment rights, as a result, exactly as Antonin Scalia […]

Lynch Mob’s Distraction Costs Ennis Residents More Than $1 Million

On Tuesday night, Sept. 8, approximately 100 people, strategically orchestrated and organized, showed up to protest the job performance of Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, Commissioner Brian Holley and Commissioner Ken Hackney during a city commission meeting. The protest was brought about due to the resignation of City Manager Chuck Ewings and it was hoped the […]

As Lions fans, we shouldn’t boo other teams

To the editor: The very loud booing (even if mistakenly done in good fun) by Ennis fans at the beginning of Friday night’s game as the Waxahachie team ran onto the field, was ridiculous and arrogant.  See the letter in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Thoughts on how to move forward

I spoke before the City Commission on Tuesday night, not to take any sides or place blame, but to offer my thoughts on how things got where they are and provide some ideas for how to move forward. As I was thinking of what I wanted to say I found two quotes that I think […]

Poor communication on Ennis Avenue widening project

Dear Editor: Tuesday morning City of Ennis workers suddenly appeared in many vehicles and removed the Turn of the Century street lights from the north side of the 300, 400, 500 and 600 blocks of West Ennis Avenue. Some were street lights that I was required to purchase from the City when they were installed.  A […]

What a lower tax rate really means to Ennis

City of Ennis Manager, Chuck Ewings, is touting the decrease in the city tax rate as a good thing; in both city council meetings and local newspapers. The comment goes something like this: “Because of property value growth, city tax rates will be decreasing from $.695 per $100 in value to $.669 per $100 in […]

Where the Supreme Court Same-Sex “Marriage” Decision Ultimately Leads

Dear Editor, The 1st Amendment language that has recently started appearing on your Opinion page presumably constitutes an invitation to address constitutional issues. To that end, please consider this comment on the recent Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). Among the many astounding statements contained within the Supreme Court’s […]

Appreciates Ortiz, Lionettes coverage in EDN

Dear Editor:   I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the EDN coverage of our EHS Lionette activities and events over the past year. I was thrilled to see the recent article about our much-loved team and their tireless Director, Ms. Cassie Ortiz. While they are best known for high kicks and […]

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